Identity Politics A Genocide Later

Many members of Croatia’s Serb minority feel they are put under pressure to deny what they see as their ethnic and religious identity in the country’s current census. A hitherto unkown group appeals for people to declare themselves to be members of a „Croatian-Orthodox Church“. This brings back memories of WW II, when Croatian Fascists slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Serbs in Europe’s probably cruellest genocide to date.

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Eine Reise in Skizzen

Der kroatische Fotograf Damir Rajle aus Osijek hat einen persönlichen Bildband über seine Heimat Slawonien veröffentlicht. Möglich wurde das aufwändige Projekt namens „Skizzen aus Slawonien“ durch eine Kooperation mit dem deutschen Verlag danube books in Ulm, dessen Programm einen Balkan- und Ungarnschwerpunkt hat.

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(c) Christoph Baumgarten

A Slow Acting Poison

Roads may be deteriorating in most Ex-YU-countries. Public transport is in bad shape. Health care is chronically underfunded. Almost the only thing money seems to exist for in abundance is religious buildings. That isn’t just irritating to visitors from more secular Western countries. It isn’t nearly as innocent as it seems.

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